Ger Deering,  as Ombudsman has been entirely consistent on the subject of supports for the personal transport of people with disabilities for many years, appearing in several Oireachtas Committees.

As he alludes to, we have heard Minister Kathleen Lynch saying a new scheme was imminent.  Minister Finian McGrath had a proposal for a new scheme rejected by Cabinet. The latest report recognises the need for new schemes but admits not assigning leadership responsibility to accomplish this.

10 year delay in providing transport supports for people with disabilities is ‘shameful’ - Ombudsman. Ombudsman Ger Deering has said that it is ‘shameful’ that there is still no suitable government support to help people with disabilities access personal transport.   This is despite a commitment from government over ten years ago to develop an appropriate scheme, and reports from two government departments highlighting the need for such supports.

Man awarded €30k from wheelchair assistance company after fall at Dublin Airport bus stop.

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Kenneth Fox, Disabled Drivers Association of Ireland CEO, discusses a new setback in bid to re-establish the Disabled Drivers Medical Board of Appeal

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A Dublin woman who had her right arm amputated following a road collision has spent over 30 years trying - and failing - to access the Disabled Drivers and Disabled Passengers Scheme

If you have a Primary Medical Certificate and are part of the Disabled Drivers & Passengers Tax Relief scheme you are exempt from paying toll charges. Visit https://dtes.ie/ to find out how to apply.

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ZEVI is developing an accessibility and universal design guidance document for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (EVCI) in Ireland. This document will look at accessibility requirements across: the design, the site and the information provision of EV charging in Ireland.

This is a short survey developed by Zero Emission Vehicles Ireland (ZEVI), a dedicated Office supporting consumers, the public sector, and businesses to continue to make the switch to zero emission vehicles.

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